The former student and teacher hadn’t seen each other for a long time.
The body of Mr. Daeng Malithong, 46 years old, nicknamed Wichan Noi Jep Yao (วิชาญน้อย ศิษย์เจ๊พเยาว์) was found near his white Toyota sedan on Soi Onnut 19 on February 22nd, 2021. A 7 inch knife, believed to be the murder weapon, was found 50 meters from the car in the grass. A busted up cell phone was found near the knife as well.
Police brought in a former lover and student of Mr. Malithong in for interrogation. That woman was Ms. Ploypailin Kunanukornkul, aged 32. Eventually Ms. Ploypailin admitted to killing the Muay Thai teacher. She said that she hadn’t seen him for a long time. The two met up for unknown reasons. She said the motive was “personal vengeance” and that she acted alone.
Investigators said that they’ve brought in a Mr. Oat, a close friend of Ms. Ploypailin’s, who may have had disagreements with the deceased as well. They are questioning Mr. Oat to see if he was involved or coerced Ms. Ploypailin to meet the victim.
Mr. Daeng was a teacher at a Muay Thai boxing camp in Ramkhamhaeng 2.
Witnesses said that at about 10PM on February 21st, they heard people shouting. They went to check the scene and found the deceased victim. The victim had a family and one child.
According to another report, the victim carried on a relationship with the suspect when she had a husband. The husband learned that she was cheating and secretly dating the deceased. The suspect’s husband did attack the victim with a car and hit the victim in the past.
The victim was also tricked into meeting a group of people who said they wanted to practice boxing. But they attacked him instead. The incident was reported to the Udomsuk police station. The victim took his family to Suphanburi after this incident.
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My take: Meeting up after a long absence? I’d reckon the Muay Thai teacher had his reasons for meeting up with his former lover and student, but he must have had his suspicions.
When the interrogation of Mr. Oat is complete, I will update with any other details.
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